Buster Keaton: The Great Stone Face of Comedy (2-DVD)

Starring: Buster Keaton
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Buster Keaton: The Great Stone Face of Comedy
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 6 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1921
  • Label: Bci / Eclipse
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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3 Movies and 6 Shorts On Two Discs!

The General (1927, 105 mins.): Buster Keaton stars as Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, and a young woman, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). Deemed too important as an engineer to fight in the Civil War, Johnny is refused his enlistment. Not having been told the true reason for his rejection, Johnny feels dejected and Annabelle sees him as a coward, so she turns her back on him. Then, Northern spies steal The General with Annabelle along for the ride. Johnny must catch up to the train, beat the Yankees, and rescue his darling.

College (1927, 64 mins.): When Ronald (Buster Keaton), a scholarly young man who does not appreciate sports, arrives at college, he finds that all the Big Men on Campus are jocks. To impress a pretty coed, he tries to join every sports team - and fails them all. Sympathizing for the young man, a dean places Ronald on the varsity rowing team. Despite several clumsy moments, he manages to win the big race. This infuriates his athletic rival, who grabs the pretty coed and runs off with her. Racing to her rescue, Ronald has to repeat all of the sports he previously failed and tries to save the young lady from a terrible fate.

Parlor, Bedroom And Bath (1931, 75 mins.): Jeffrey Hayward (Reginald Denny) wants to marry Virginia, but she won't marry him until her older, hard-to-please sister Angelica gets married off first. Jeffrey then uses Reginald Irving (Buster Keaton), a dim-witted man he has just met, to pose as a suitable husband. Jeffrey must transform Reginald into a gentleman and a great lover to attract Angelica's interest. Poor Reginald ends up in one compromising situation after another.

Also Includes these 6 Shorts: The Electric House (1922, 27 mins.), The Boat (1921, 22 mins.), The Paleface (1921, 33 mins.), The Frozen North (1922, 20 mins.), The Playhouse (1921, 23 mins.) & Cops (1922, 18 mins.).

Product Description:

The sheer comic genius of silent film great Buster Keaton is on display in this collection of his greatest cinematic moments. In THE GENERAL (1927)--widely considered to be the actor-director's greatest film--Keaton refines his physical comedy to elegant perfection through the story of a Confederate engineer who singlehandedly takes on the entire Union army in order to win back his prized locomotive and Southern-belle sweetheart. COLLEGE (1927) details Keaton's slapstick exploits as a brainy student who goes to ridiculous lengths to become an athlete in order to impress a coed. And in PARLOR, BEDROOM AND BATH (1931), Keaton poses as a romantic lothario in order to help an acquaintance marry off his girlfriend's spinster sister. The collection also includes six classic film shorts: THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (1922), THE BOAT (1921), THE PALEFACE (1921), THE FROZEN NORTH (1922), THE PLAYHOUSE (1921), and COPS (1922).

Plot Keywords:

1920s | 1930s | Classic | Comedians / Comediennes | Recommended | Silent | Silent Cinema | Silent Films | Slapstick | Slapstick Comedy | Vintage

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